Daily Archives: March 12, 2014

Reflections On The Kitty Genovese Murder

kittyGenoveseTomorrow is the 50th anniversary of a New York City murder that shocked the nation and awoke its collective conscience.

Kitty Genovese, a 28-year old bar manager, was returning to her home in a middle-class area of Queens at 3:00 am.  According to the NY Times report, she parked her car and began to walk to her second floor apartment just 35 yards away.  But a man grabbed her under the glare of a street light. Continue reading

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